Kettering University hosting CANUSA Games, Mateen Cleaves basketball camp this week

Kettering University hosting CANUSA Games, Mateen Cleaves basketball camp this week

Aug 4, 2014

Kettering University is hosting three of the Flint athletic community's signature events this month.

In 2012, Kettering University adopted ‘Community Vitality’ as one of its key strategic pillars. Since that time, Kettering students, faculty, staff alumni and many other stakeholders have engaged in the Flint area and made Kettering a leading force in the city’s continued revitalization.


This August, as part of that community engagement initiative, Kettering is hosting three of Flint’s signature events right here on campus. Please be advised that this could cause some additional traffic and increased number of visitors in the parking lots during the dates and times listed below.

* The Mateen Cleaves 1 Goal 1 Passion youth basketball camp - 9 a.m.-noon and 1-4 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 5 through Thursday, Aug. 7. Former Flint Northern and Michigan State basketball star Mateen Cleaves is hosting his annual youth basketball camp in the Connie and Jim John Recreation Center. The camp will occupy three of the courts in the rec center during the noted dates and times, but the center will remain open for use by the Kettering community as well. Expect traffic to be congested during pick-up and dropoff times near the rec center. Camp employees have been asked to park in lot 4 at the corner of Bluff and Cadillac streets to alleviate parking congestion during the camp.

* CANUSA Games - 5 p.m. Friday, Aug. 8; 9:30 a.m.-1 p.m., Saturday, Aug. 9. The CANUSA Games are a Flint youth sports staple, pitting youth athletes from the Flint area against teams from Flint’s sister city, Hamilton, Ontario, in an Olympics-style goodwill competition. Kettering will be hosting the soccer portion of the games on the Harris Fields.

* Bauman’s Charity 5K Run/Walk, 1-Mile Fun Run and Super Hero ½K Dash - 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 14. The annual Bauman’s race course will surround campus and runners will pick up packets in the Connie and Jim John Recreation Center. There will be some temporary road closures around campus during the race.

"We are excited that Kettering has the ability to partner with these great organizations and offer the Flint area’s respected athletic community the opportunity to visit our campus," said Mike Schaal, director of recreation services. "Please plan for additional traffic and visitors on campus during these times."

Written By Patrick Hayes | Contact: Patrick Hayes - - (810) 762-9639